Tag: Air Force
  • 97 AMW highlights female AF pioneer in honor of Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month, celebrating the struggles and successes of American women throughout the history of the United States. In honor of this, the 97th Air Mobility Wing is highlighting some of the stories of the hardworking women who keep the mission soaring every day.
  • Pegasus Wings its Way to 97 AMW

    Today, the 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its newest weapon system, the KC-46A Pegasus to the official training unit of the Air Force’s state-of-the-art tanker aircraft, Feb. 8, 2019.
  • 97 AMW boom operators prepare for future KC-46 students

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has been training the past few months to ensure they are ready for the arrival of the KC-46 Pegasus. While simulators are useful, scheduling and usage can create delays that slow the process of training. That is where part-task trainers, or PTTs come into play.
  • Global airpower starts with practice

    Scenarios like these are what the Air Force trains for. With the training capabilities of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, scenarios like this are prepared for every day. The coordinated effort for training allows it to surpass standards and allows training to reach for the skies.
  • Air Force accepts KC-46A

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10.
  • Altus Aircrew Supports International Training Operation

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing supported the annual Operation: Toy Drop by sending a C-17 Globemaster III and a crew to Fort Bragg, NC, Nov. 28, 2018.
  • Air Force Spark Tank winning idea takes next step at 97 AMW

    Positioned next to every KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator in training is an instructor lying on a pad in the boom pod guiding them through training.
  • 97 AMW Hosts AETC Deputy Commander

    The deputy commander of Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, visited various squadrons and organizations at Altus AFB, Nov. 8, 2018 for the first time. Weatherington toured the installation to witness the innovation, capabilities and challenges of the Mighty 97th firsthand.
  • 97th AMW remembers Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz

    On November 12, 2010, the 97th Air Mobility Wing lost a valued member of our team. Staff Sgt. Andrew Bubacz was assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron while at Altus Air Force Base. Bubacz was tasked to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he made the ultimate sacrifice. Every year since then, the 97th CS has held a ceremony in his honor and the 97th AMW has named a road on base after him and dedicated a monument to his memory.
  • Developing Exceptional Leadership: From Ukrainian Orphanage to AFMS Airman

    SrA Yana Ingram enjoys helping people. As a Pharmacy Technician for the 97th Medical Group at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, she spends her days filling prescriptions for active duty military service members, retirees, and their dependents, as well as filling orders for the hospital. By walking back and forth in the pharmacy, she averages three-to-five miles a day. She knows—she bought a Fitbit. Her customers might find it hard to believe this enthusiastic Airman came to the service from an orphanage almost 6,000 miles away.
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